Friday, March 24, 2006

Centrist Republicans raising funds for Schwarz

The Republican Main Street Partnership is raising money through its Retain Our Majority Program to help finance U.S. Rep Joe Schwarz's re-election campaign.
"Schwarz is the only sitting Republican House member to face a significant challenge from the right, but he is not the only centrist to face an uphill climb during this election cycle," The Hill newspaper reported March 22.
Schwarz, R-Battle Creek, is considered vulnerable because of his more conservative opponent, Tim Walberg, a former state representative for Lenawee County from Tipton.
The Club for Growth is an anti-tax special interest group that's raising thousands of out-of-state contributions for Walberg.
Eric J. Greene of the Battle Creek Enquirer says the battle of the two special interest groups is just a replay of the 2004 primary.
Schwarz's campaign announced this week that it has more than the required 2,000 signatures to get on the Aug. 8 ballot.
Matt Marsden, the incumbent's campaign director, slammed Walberg again this week for "misrepresentations."
"Wally continues to demonstrate his inability to understand the complex issues of the day. He continues lie about the Congressman’s record," Marsden wrote in his campaign journal this week.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fact: Club for Growth recently raised a huge sum of money for Walberg. Of 560 contributions, 5 were from Michigan and only 1 was from the 7th District. Truth is, Wally can't raise money locally.

6:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only one thousand signatures are required to get on the ballot. So the Schwarz campaign has twice as many as it needs, and the maximum allowed to be submitted.

10:06 AM  

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